AceShowbiz - Actor Charles Robinson has lost his battle with cancer.
The 75-year-old "Night Court" star passed away on Sunday (11Jul21) at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.
His manager, Lisa DiSanta, told Deadline Robinson died of cardiac arrest with multisystem organ failures due to septic shock, and metastatic adenocarcinoma. He is survived by his wife Dolorita, and children Luca, Charlie, Christian, and Byron.
A prolific actor, he appeared in over 125 U.S. TV and film projects, beginning with "Cannon", "Lou Grant", and "Hill Street Blues" in the 1970s. He also starred in the mini-series "Roots: The Next Generation", "Buffalo Bill", and primetime soap "Flamingo Road".
But he'll be best remembered for his portrayal of clerk Mac Robinson in "Night Court".
Viola Davis was among the stars to pay tribute to Charlie, writing on Twitter, "RIP Charlie Robinson. You were a wonderful actor."
Charlie recently appeared opposite "The Wire" actor Wendell Pierce in play "Some Old Black Man", and the 57-year-old star admitted they had a "father and son" bond after quarantining together amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In a series of tweets, he wrote, "It only took 27 days and we created a lifetime. Charlie Robinson and I quarantined together during this pandemic to create a play and in that short time we created a lifetime of friendship. A special bond, like the father and son, we portrayed in the play. We had a mission."
"We had a mission to find a way to create our art while the world was shut down. By chance, we created a friendship in 27 days that only happens with a shared vision. In that short time he became mentor to me as I questioned if my best days had passed. By example he showed hope... In 27 days he shared the value of the love in his life, and his love of life with an appreciation for the most intimate things: the harmony of his singing group The Dells, his mother's kindness losted at a young age, his travel as an artist, and a fine glass of wine at evening."
"Only 27 days in quarantine with Charlie Robinson and I got to appreciate the man, not just the wonderful actor of great charm and skill, on stage, TV, and film. In the life of an actor the only things you take with you are the work that you do and the people you do it with. I will cherish the work that we created and forever remember the brief time I spent with him. (sic)"